New Workshop for making Flags

New Workshop for making Flags
Making Flags in my new Studio

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Joey the Lips

Great little venue the Sheldon Theatre at Doddiscombsleigh , small and intimate and thank goodness it didn't rain !
Joey the lips were good to see again - although I think I preferred Mad Dog McCrae and the Sound of the Sirens , that I saw there a previous weekend.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Reclaiming Clay

Today was a perfect day for Reclaiming Clay - I have been waiting all winter for the right time so that I can make all my waste dried up clay back into lovely soft stuff !
Also perfect as beating it up is soo theapeutic ! So much better than taking your anger out on people ! and it saves me money , so its got to be good !
                                                    Thank goodness summer is here again!

Monday, 25 July 2011

TRAIL in Teignmouth

A Beautiful, balmy, summer evening so a visit to Teignmouth to meet my friend Angie, a stroll along the sea front to look at TRAIL was a good thing to do , plus having a drink in the Ship and Fish and Chips for Supper



                                                     Just a few of my favorite sculptures
                                             Formore information go to http://www.trail.org.uk/

Friday, 22 July 2011

Cockington Shop Opening

Devon Guild of Craftsmen opened a new outlet today at Cockington Craft Centre - the first opening event was yesterday evening, and luckily it turned out to be a lovely one! Worth going there  just to see the bunting - made by me of course -and my ceramic work is in the shop too!
See more on the Guild web site (link below)
http://www.crafts.org.uk/getdoc/33e8859b-b2fa-411a-abb2-85f467f3c587/Cockington-shop-(1).aspx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Heathercombe

Went out to Heathercombe again to chose a spot to put my sculptures when I have made them!!
                                      we quite liked this little pond to put them in what do you think?

Hameldown Tor

Popped out to Heathercombe and then stopped for a walk on the way back to Widecombe Great Views from up there ! Even though not sunny at least it wasn't raining !

Monday, 18 July 2011

Making Pots !

It seems like months since I actually spent a day making my own pots ... and it quite probabaly is!  Bliss back in my workshop... feeling human again!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Silk Moths

Wow ! these silk moths are amazing! Jane Deane natural dye expert breeds silk moths has let me have some of hers that have sadly deceased, so I can use them as a resourcewhen going into schools to show where silk comes from. Makes me want to paint them as well!!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Leigham River Banner

I spent 2 days at Leigham Primary school working with small groups of year 4 pupils to create some really big banners with the theme of Rivers, they came up with some great work!
                                                                  More Fish !

Sunday, 10 July 2011

More Dates for Silk Painting

After another fun filled day silk painting we came up with some more dates for workshops through the summer.
These are Saturday 6 August and Saturday 3 September  

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Finished Firing Fishes !

Hurrah!  I have finally finished firing the sea creatures from Plaistow Hill Primary school !
I hope they like them ? I think they are great fun to hang up somewhere !

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Next Silk Painting !

Back to the real world without Bunting taking over my studio ,
The next dates available for doing Silk painting at my studio are
Saturday 16 July and Saturday 23 July 10.30 - 3.30

I have set some dates for family workshops At Yarner Woods in August set up as well see their web site
Follow this link
http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designatedareas/nnr/events/southwest/2011-08-17-dart.aspx

Monday, 4 July 2011

Last bit for Cockington!

This is really the last bit which is going to Cockington, where the Devon Guild of Craftsmen is creating  a new smaller gallery - Opening on 21 July so this bunting is recycled from Devon Guild  Bags  is going up to celebrate the opening, I am also back making some pods for the opening too !

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Demonstration Day

My last day of making Bunting?
I was demonstrating how to make Bunting all day at Devon Guild , which was quite quiet as summer arrived and it was a beautiful day - too nice to be inside - so here's me ironing in the Courtyard at Devon Guild of Craftsmen

                               And me making just one more bit of potato print Bunting !

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Celebrations!

The day finally arrived to celebrate 25 years at Riverside Mill -a good time was had by all  after a tea party and a Private view with Pimms ! and the Bunting made all the difference!
Here's one of my lovely ladies , Jenny who knitted most of the Bunting you can see here !
Thank you so much everybody who helped !